Khabib vs Poirier is a match that is interesting in itself because there are two amazing fighters fighting, but it also sets up much of what to expect from the future! Who will the winner face next? is Khabib going to lose? is McGregor going to challenge the winner of the fight? There’s just so much to answer after this.
The event takes place after over 300 days of UFC 229, where McGregor vs Khabib had that controversial ending and both men were handed a ban! Now that Khabib’s ban period is over, he is back in action and is looking forward to becoming the unified UFC World Lightweight Champion as he faces Dustin Poirier, the interim champ.
I'm so conflicted about Poirier vs Khabib
If Poirier KOs Khabib, I will be happy to see that bully Khabib humbled and beaten up, like he has deserved to be
But then a large part of me will be really bummed out that it wasnt Conor who gave Khabib his 1st loss
— Chris (@mmaballer13_) September 4, 2019
Khabib vs Poirier: Who Wins The Fight?
This fight is expected to be won by Khabib Nurmagomedov, who will then take his streak to 28-0. Dustin Poirier has been really good, but Khabib is just an unstoppable force who has been training rather rigorously to get back into the Octagon.
Moreover, the psychological advantage is with Nurmagomedov, as he has defeated Conor McGregor in his last fight, a man who defeated Poirier back when they used to fight in the featherweight division in 2014!
Khabib Nurmagomedov's last 3 fights:
43% predicted him to defeat Conor McGregor
73% predicted him to defeat Al Iaquinta
69% predicted him to defeat Edson Barboza
68% are predicting him to defeat Dustin Poirier#UFC242
— Verdict (@VerdictMMA) September 2, 2019
What’s Next for the UFC 242 Winner?
Whoever wins this one is likely to face Tony Ferguson next. Ferguson is perhaps the biggest name in the lightweight division – the final boss, if you may call him that. A man who can stand through as well as inflict great levels of physical pain! It will be interesting to see if this leads to a Khabib vs Ferguson match next!